The comment on Christian Science practitioners in a recent...

The Gunnison (Col.) Republican

The comment on Christian Science practitioners in a recent issue is misleading. Christian Scientists do not tell people they are "not sick and have no pain," when they may be suffering from both; neither do they tell them to "think you are well and you will be." They know very well that sickness and pain are real to the senses of the patient. "Sickness," writes Mrs. Eddy, "is neither imaginary nor unreal,—that is, to the frightened, false sense of the patient. Sickness is more than fancy; it is solid conviction. It is therefore to be dealt with through right apprehension of the truth of being" (Science and Health, p. 460). Christian Science teaches that God is not the author of pain or sickness, and that they are unreal in the sense that they are not created of God. It also teaches that by right prayer to omnipotent God, sickness and sin are healed, just as Jesus, the apostles, and the prophets healed by prayer.

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